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Full text of "Gunsmoke Comics # 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27"

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DRAW LINCOLN 

Contest prize: $495.00 scholarship in commercial art 

Draw Lincoln's head any size except a size that 
would look like a tracing. Use pencil. Everyone who 
enters this contest gets a professional estimate 
of his talent at no cost. Winner receives the complete 
art course given by Art Instruction, Inc., world's 
largest home study art school. This course begins with a 
grounding in the fundamentals of art. Advanced 
study covers the student's own choice of advertising 
art, illustrating, cartooning, or painting— 
or a combination of these specialized art fields. 
Illustrated art textbooks are supplied for both basic 
and advanced training. Students are taught,, 
individually, by professional, artists. Purpose of contest: 
to uncover hidden talent. Entries for February 1961 
contest due by February 2S. None returned. Amateurs 
only. Our students not eligible. Winner notified. 
Start on your drawing today! 

Use 1 coupon— then pass this page on to a friend 



QCNSMOKE 



>STHE 

WESTBOUND 
FOR 

oooee car 

NEARS THAT 
COWTOWN, B 
SUPPENL.Y... J 




P(/;sss5iii!s iHi! O^^.li -e 75c per year, Subscri 
Wis: 4-i:H Street. N*w Yon. 35. n. Y. Ail righ 
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casting System, inc. 

Tnis periodical shall be sold only through authorized dealers. Sales of mutilated espies 
periodical for premiums, advertising, or giveaways, are sir id 1} forbidden. 

CHANGES OF ADDRESS should reacfi us live weeks in advance of the neit 
new address enclosing If possible your old addre: 



copies without c 

ue date. Give both your old ai 



SAY.' THAT 50UNDEP LIKE 

CAME FROM ABOVE The 

TRACKBED; 





AND I SAW THE SEALS 
BEING BROKEN HERE/ 
TWENTY THOUSAND IS A 
' PRETTY STRONG TEMPTATION: 



And as matt dillon rides back todop&e 
city, angry voices fill front street... 




SUDPENLY, DOWN THE STREET 




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MORNING/ I'M MARSHAL PILLON OF 
POPGE CITy.' YOU FOLKS DO A LOT 
OF BLASTING.' I'D LIKE TO MEET 
YOUR BEST DYNAMITER: 




1 HAD THE VENTCHECKEDONTHE SEALEDCAR. 
IT HAP AN OPENING BLOWN 50 A MAN 
GET INTO THE CAR, SUBSTITUTE 
SHOVE THE VENT BOARDS 8ACK AND 
STEP FROM THE CAR ROOF TO THE 
EMBANKMENT WHERE THE SLIPE 
STOPPEP THE TRAIN/ VOU 
P(P THE PRECISION 
DYNAMITING' 




AS THE STUNNED MATT DILLON LIES MOTION- ' A WINUTE LATER, HIS EARS STILL RINGING-, 
LESS AFTER THE EXPLOSION... " OiZZY AND SHAKEN, MATT DILLON STAGGERS 

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Into dodge house came men from many 
parts of the world, but one briti5h 
cockney accent in the middle of the 
1 american west snapped all heads around. 




EXCUSE ME, OLD CHAP/ CAN YOU I'LL TAKE YOU 
'ELP ME? I'M FROM THE OLD / TO A CATTLE 
COUNTRY-- ENGLAND, YOU < DEALER— SOON 
KNOW/ WANT TO SETTLE \ AS I FINISH 

'EREASOUTS/ START A RANCH-' PICKING UP 
WHERE CAN I GET A GOOD / ALL' THE "H'S"- 
BULL TO START A 'ERP?- J YOU DROPPED.' 



WITH LAUGHTER RINGING. IN HIS EARS, JAMES 6YLERS 
WENT OFF TO BUY A BULL, AND HE PICKED OUT THE 
M05T EXPENSIVE PRIZE BULL IN DODGE CITY'S 
HISTORY... 




WATCH, BOYS/ I'M GOING TO GIVE THAT \ 
ENGLISHMAN A RUN FOR HI5 MONEY.' J 




MAYBE MOT, BUT I'LL 
""" HE STAYS HOME j 
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BUT DOUG WAS WRONG/ A FEW WEEKS LATER, 
HAVING BOUGHT FINE RANCH LAND, JAMES GYLERS 

RODE INTO TOWN FOR SUPPLIES — SUT HE WAS 

MOUNTED UNUSUALLY- 




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Unfortunately, the mule was gunshy/and as 
gylers started riding back home, the marshal 
was engaged in exchanging lead with two harpcases,.. 



CLtMB POWN/GZT 

OFF THAT MULE BEFORE 
YOU'RE MTi 





HE'S RIDING OFF 
AS IF NOTHING 
HAPPENED.' WHO'D 
HAVE FIGURED 
THE ENGLISHMAN 
WOULD HAVE THE 
THE NERVE TO 
CHARGE DOUG: 



DON'T LET HIS ACCENT FOOL 
YOU.' THESE PAPERS HE 
DROPPED EXPLAIN IT ALL.' 

EVER HEAR -OF THE CRIMEAN 
WAR BACK IN '54, WHEN 
THE BRITISH TANGLED WITH 
THE RUSSIANS? 




WELL, GYLERS WAS THERE AND CHARGED e*i 

AGAINST EVEN BIGGER ODDS THAM DOUG/AC- 
CORDING TO THIS MILITARY CITATION FOR BRAVERY, 
GYLERS TOOK PART IN TWE MOST FAMOUS CHAR6E 
OF ALL.' GYLERS WAS ONE OF THE 5IX HUNDRED IN 
XH£ CHARGE OF THE 
UGHT BRIGADE! 



Circumstantial Evidence | 




As gunfire echoed down the moin street, 
the citizens of Fryingpan ducked for cover. 

It was a couple of brave souls who saw 
a slender figure run out of Griffin's Gen- 
eral Store, leap astride a horse and head 
out of town. 

"It's Ace Griffin," they yelled. "He must 
hove shot his uncle!" 

Sure enough, Silos Griffin's limp body 
was found in the back store-room of the 
store. 

As Sheriff Hack Benson pushed his way 
through the crowd he was greeted by Doc 
Dover, the town physician. Doc drew the 
sheriff aside and gave him a brief report. 

"I see," said Benson. "Told anyone 
about this?" ' 

"No," was the Doc's reply. "And no- 
body's touched the body either." 

Hack grunted. "All right, Doc. Just keep 
the details to yourself for now." 

That was when Mike Hart, owner of the 
Silver Dollar Restaurant spoke up. "If was 
Ace Griffin that did it! He was always 
quarreling with his uncle about money. 
We saw him running out of the store right 
after the shooting." 

Benson frowned. "Well, no one actually 
saw him do it, so it's circumstantial evi- 
dence." 

Mike snorted. "Ever since you started 
taking that mail-order law school course 
you've been talking like a lawyer." 

Hack frowned and spoke to the crowd. 
"All right, men! I'm swearing in a possel" - 



it took most of the afternoon to run 
down the fugitive. By the time the posse 
arrived back with the prisoner, a crowd of 
angry citizens awaited Sheriff Benson at 
the jail. 

"Benson, I'm talking far the others," 
said Mike Hart. "We're here to save the 
county the cost of a trial." 

"I'm not standing for lynch law," said 
Benson, grimly. "Ace is going to have a 
fair trial. Men, you'd better go home. All 
you've got against him is circumstantial evi- 
dence." 

"Don't fry to bamboozle us with your 
smart lawyer's talk," said Mike, "when 
poor Silas is lying dead with three bullets 
in his back." 

And that was when the sheriff's gun 
turned on Mike Hart, 

"Mike!" said the sheriff grimly. "No 
one knew how many bullets it took to kill 
poor Silos — qr that he had been shot in 
the back. Outside of D»c Dover and me 
no one had that information except the 
killer.'' 

''Are you accusing me?" said Mike in- 
dignantly. 

"I am,." was the sheriff's reply. "We'vo 
checked the records and we found that you 
owed Silas thousands of dollars for sup- 
plies — and you figured a bullet would set- 
tle the account." 

He nudged Mike with the gun. "You've 
been aching to get inside my jail, mister. 
Step right in. I've got a cell all ready." 





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For two days, the three men watch the store 
in win and late the third pay... 

spAob's COWING TONIGHT.' AND HE 

MUST HAVE PLENTY OF SOLD DUST 

-OR tVHY ELSE WOULD HE 

HAVE ORDERED ALL 

THOSE SAGS FOR 

'- l^MH --^ CARRYING GOLD 

■-XasFlrtt. . DUST? 





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And as matt dillon escorts the man home... 



I'D LIKE SOME. 
WATER BEFORE , 
I LEAVE/ / 


wait outside, Marshal, 1 

AND I'tk FETCH VOJ.A DRINK.'! 


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PAID DOC ADAMS — WITH DUST/ 
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THE MARSHAL 
COVERED TILL I 
TAKE HIS SHOOTIN& 
"DONT TAKE YOUR. 
OFF HIM— HE'S TRICKY/ 



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STATEMENT REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF AU- 
GUST 24, 1912. AS AMENDED BY THE ACTS 
OF MARCH 3, 1933, JULY 2, 1946 AND JUNE 
11, 1960 (74 Stat 208) SHOWING THE OWNER- 
SHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND CIRCULATION 
OF Gunsmoke published bi-monthly at New York, 
N. Y„ for October 1. 1960. 

1. The names and addresses of ihe publisher, edi- 
tor, managing editor, and business managers are: 
Publisher, George T. Delacorte, Jr., 750 Third Ave- 
nue, New York 17, N. Y.; Editor, Helen Meyer, 750 
Third Avenue, New York 17, N.Y.; Managing editor. 
None; Business manager, Helen Mever, 751) Third 
Avenue, New York 17, N. Y. 

2. The owner is Dell Publishing Co., Inc.. 730 
Third Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.; George T. Dela- 
corte, Jr., 750 Third Avenue, New York 17, N- Y.; 
Estate of Margarita E. Delacorte, 750 Third Avenue. 
New York 17, N. Y. 

3. The known bondholders, mortgagees, and other 
security holders owning or h&lding I per cent or 
more ol total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other 
securities are: None. 



4. Paragraphs 2 and 3 include, in cases where the 
stockholder or security holder appears upon the 
books of the company as trustee or in any other 
fiduciary relation, the name of the person or corpora- 
tion lor whom such trustee is acting; 3I50 the state- 
ments in the two paragraphs show the affiant's full 
knowledge and belief as to the circumstances and 
conditions under which stockholders and securirv 
holders who do not appear upon the books of the 
company as trustees, hold stock and securities in a 
capacity other than that of a bona fide owner. 

5. The average number of copies of each issue of 
this publication sold or distributed, through the 
mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the 
12 months preceding the date shown above was; 
366,114. 

.(Signed) HELEN MEYER 
Business Manager 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th dav 
of September. 1960. 

JOHN C, WEBER 
(Seal) (My Commiiiion Expires March 30, 1962) 



G««o« fAMOUS TRAIN ROBBERIES 




INGENUITY WAS THE MARK OF THE FAMOUS TRAIN 
ROBBER, OLIVER FERRY- CUTTING A SMALL HOLE IN 
AN EXPRESS CAR, HE SNEAKED INTO THE CAR 
ANP H!P UNDER. THE PACKAGES/ 



WHEN THE TRAIN WAS ON ITS WAY, HE JUMPED 
THE EXPRESS CAR MESSENGER AND MADEAGOOD 
HAUL. THEN TO STOP THE TPAIN, HE CUT THE 
AIRHOSE BETWEEN CARS.' 




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Another time, perry hit an express car in the 
middle of a hailstorm. he swung down from 
a rope secured to the car top and kicked 
in the window/ 



But he was spotted.' he made A temporary 

ESCAPE BY SITTING AMONG THE PULLMAN 
PASSENGERS WHILE LAWMEN SEARCHED THE 
TRAIN FOR HIM.' 




Butch cassidy and three of his wild bunch 
took the easy way of stopping a train when 
it 5lowed down on a steep upgrade, they 
hopped aboard/ 



BUT AFTER THEY ROBBED THE UNION PACIFIC 
TRAIN THE COMPANY UNDERTOOK AN UNUSUAL 
■PURSUIT. THE. POSSE, HOR5ES AND ALL,CHASED 
THE ROSBERS BY RAIL/ 



This is aBeaverbear 



^QAbeaverbear is always hungry as 
a bear for chewy Kraft Caramels 
■»: A and husy as a beaver cause, 
... while he's eating one Kraft 
Caramel he's unwrapping another. 




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Kraft makes ^ bte flfl/lm *. 

Caramels like feT CARA MELS 
Kraft makes «.»,«-**» 




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everything -and that's good !